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Saturday December 13th 2014

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Mayne Island Panoramas

Mayne Island Panoramas

While recently out visiting Mayne Island, I went a bit overboard and decided to take plenty of photos for panoramic purposes. Fortunately they seemed to have worked out quite well. Be sure to click on these images to view them in all their massive glory.

Back to the Gulf Islands

Back to the Gulf Islands

When I told my cousin Heather that we'd seen killer whales from the ferry to Victoria she was a little incredulous. She'd been making the journey for nearly fifteen years and had yet to experience the cheapest whale watching tour around. Several months later, and armed with a much better camera, Chris and I were again hanging over the side of a [...]

Super Saturday

Super Saturday

With the conclusion of the English Premier League last weekend, other options would have to be explored to fill my Saturday sport quota. As footballing schedules would have it, the final of the European Champions League coincided with New York Red Bulls visit to Vancouver to take on the Whitecaps -- the perfect tonic for the football [...]

Boarding Vancouver

In case you had not noticed from our previous posts, Claire and I have a little obsession going on with the art of snowboarding. Over the winter we visited two of three local ski slopes within a half hour drive, namely Mount Seymour and Grouse Mountain. Rather than waffle on about the sheer awesomeness of it all, I have compiled a few of our [...]

Easter

Easter

Hello friends, it's been a while since we last checked in so thought I would drop by and let you know what we've been up to. Chris and I have both been working our butts off the last few weeks so when Easter Friday came along with some beautiful sunshine we headed out to the botanical gardens at UBC to do the Canopy Walk. The walkway of the [...]

The Vegetarian Challenge

The Vegetarian Challenge

Last week Chris informed me that his workmate Dale had recently decided to try out vegetarianism for a while. Before Chris could get any further into his story I turned an accusing eye on him. "You've been giving him a hard time about this, haven't you? And trying to make him drool over the meaty lunches you've been eating?" Chris met my [...]

Getting Garied on the slopes

Getting Garied on the slopes

There's a particular unpleasant sensation that one feels when you are learning to snowboard, it happens when you are moving at pace and land flush on your butt. But the pain from your butt cheeks is the least of it — the real pain is the feeling that someone has managed to hit you with a baseball bat square on the sphincter. That pain has a [...]

Social Bites – Bella Australia

Social Bites – Bella Australia

The best way to meet new people in a new place is take part in as many local events as you can. Get your finger on the pulse of the city through blogs, newspapers and whatever other local media happens to be on hand. Chris spotted Social Bites on Twitter shortly after we moved into our apartment and suggested we take part. When we contacted social [...]

John Fluevog Shoes

John Fluevog Shoes

Is it wrong to dedicate a whole post to a pair of shoes on this blog? Absolutely not, especially when you have a genetic predisposition to loving shoes like I do. Kelly and Mum, don't try to deny it. I have been drooling over one particular shoe shop since I discovered it early last year. Nine out of ten times when I walk past the shop I make a [...]

New Years Day: Polar Bear Swim

New Years Day: Polar Bear Swim

While New Years Eve in Vancouver is a disappointing event at best compared to festivities in Sydney, at least on the morning following the night before, there is an activity to scare your hungover, and possibly your genitals, away — that event is the Polar Bear Swim. To ruin your expectations straight away: neither Claire or I went [...]

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